from Silver Vigilante:
n an article published by the Army Times titled “Number of homeless Iraq, Afghan vets doubles,” the exponential increase in homeless veterans in the last two years is brought to light by the military’s media mouthpiece. The article states, “Through the end of September, 26,531 of [veterans] were living on the streets, at risk of losing their homes, staying in temporary housing or receiving federal vouchers to pay rent, [...]
Soldier: Kevin Shumaker died on August 31, 2011, about eight months after he was bitten by a rabid dog
The feds are pushing for increased awareness in the wake of a soldier’s death last year after he was attacked by a rabid dog while on active duty.
Spc Kevin Shumaker was bitten on the hand by a stray while breaking up a dog fight at a remote Afghanistan base in January 2011.
They will now only get the $7.50 daily proration for the individual days they are actually serving in harm’s way instead of for the whole month. (DOD)
Barack Obama cut pay for military men and women serving in harm’s way starting this month. The Army Times reported:
Starting this month, some troops will begin receiving less Imminent Danger Pay when a new policy takes effect that will prorate the standard $225 monthly [...]